Voodoo Bowl

Location Name: 
Voodoo Bowl
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:50
Location Map: 



Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Searched for the deepest & driest snowpack I could find. Found 2mm surface hoar along with crust/ facet combos below. Crust are slowly facetting out & rounding facet layers have gained strength. This particular snowpack is isolated to North aspects & not representative of overall conditions. Spatial variability of surface snow conditions is extreme. Icy conditions have lingered well into the afternoon. Below the Deadman Creek crossing on Leavitt Lake Rd there is almost a mile of dirt & blue ice, it's complicated…

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
RnR
PCT Crossing
Test Pit
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

The snowmobiling conditions at the BWRA are saddening. Bare surfaces are melting out everywhere, & without any snow in the forecast things don't look good for staying open much longer. 47cm (18.5") snow depth @ Leavitt Junction snowstake (not representative). 42cm (16.5") in critical habitat around Leavitt Lake. It is very difficult to keep your snowmobile cool enough on the packed surfaces & bare asphalt or dirt roads. Keep updated for our status report @ bridgeportavalachecenter.org

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Very warm & sunny spring-like conditions. Calm to light breezes. Smoke plume in the distance?